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Jicama and Black Bean Salad


Jicama and Black Bean Salad

Jicama and Black Bean Salad

Prep and Cook Time 17 minutes

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds jicama, peeled and cut into short, thin strips (about 4 cups)
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 cup bottled garlic-vinaigrette dressing
1 tablespoon lime juice
8 romaine lettuce leaves, washed and dried
2/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Preparation

  1. Combine jicama, beans, bell pepper, onion and cilantro in large bowl.
  2. Blend dressing and lime juice in small bowl; pour over jicama mixture. Toss well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Arrange 2 lettuce leaves on each plate. Spoon salad over lettuce; top with cheese.

Serving suggestion

Serve salad with prepared guacamole and tortilla chips.

Cut the time

This salad can be made ahead, up to one day in advance, and refrigerated in a tightly covered bowl.

Nutritional Information

Sodium 1261 mg
Protein 17 g
Fiber 8 g
Carbohydrate 50 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Total Fat 22 g
Calories 443

Dietary Exchange

Meat 1/2
Vegetable 4
Starch 2
Fat 4

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